Performing while transforming: The role of transmission companies in the energy transition

The need to deliver reliable and affordable electricity whilst addressing climate change is driving dramatic transformations of power systems globally. 

Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) are key players in electricity systems. With safety and reliability in the foreground, their main responsibility is to ensure that the grid remains stable at all times so as to safeguard consumer’s security of supply3. Spanning all continents and a range of regulatory and national contexts, this brief reviews the common themes, the differences and the dilemmas transmission companies experience and plan for their energy transitions.

In collaboration with the World Energy Council (WEC) we conducted interviews with CEOs and senior leaders from 37 Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs).

"Energy system transformation means that transmission companies need to be shapers of the energy ecosystem and its myriad community of stakeholders as well as being providers and operators of physical infrastructure."

Paul Nillesen, Partner, PwC Netherlands

Paul Nillesen

Strategy& Energy Practice, Partner, PwC Netherlands

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